Many think WhatsApp’s spy on their message. If you consider WhatsApp collect your data and share it with Facebook, it has been going on since 2016, this isn’t the first time. Previously users were able to opt-out of it, but the new policy makes sure you can’t, except you agree to the terms. Instagram collects users’ data too, and other popular apps.
If we read every term of every app, I think we might stop using their service. But all the same, people are afraid of Facebook mainly because of the data breach of the analytic scandal. And apart from that, the company collects every user’s data they can lay their hands on, it’s just too much.
This made people panic. Many people don’t want to share their data with Facebook, but then, you keep using the Facebook family apps. If you want to stop sharing data with Facebook, I suggest you stop using all Facebook apps, then you’ll be free.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp and the messaging app is the most popular in the world, followed by Messenger, Instagram, and others. Data are shared across all these apps.
And the main reason for the changes in WhatsApp Terms is that Facebook is planning to merge WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram Direct backend, so messages can be shared across this social platform. Who knows WhatsApp might just begin showing ads on status.
But that is what it is. WhatsApp is an end-to-end messaging app, only you and the receiver can see the message and no one else. The reason for the outburst was. WhatsApp made it clear that your data will be shared with Facebook, and you need to agree to continue using the app. If you don’t like the app, you simply don’t use it.
The unencrypted messages
The new policy change from WhatsApp makes people think that the company is spying on them — by reading their messages. Facebook can’t spy on your messages if you’re using WhatsApp. If you use Messenger, you can use secret conversation to secure your messages.
WhatsApp uses the technology Signal Messenger used to secure users’ messages. With the technology, the company can’t decrypt the message.
So if you think WhatsApp is spying on your messages, they don’t and we never will — according to WhatsApp, when they appear on our status a few days ago. And this wasn’t the cause for the new policy. WhatsApp says your messages will always and forever be encrypted end-to-end.
Why the rush
With all the buzzing around, jumping from one messaging app to another. You’re probably confused. Who says you can’t use all. You just have to securely send your messages. The new WhatsApp terms chase users away from the app, and this is on them because they like collecting users’ data.
The WhatsApp new policy change looks like the company wants to know everything about you — by collecting data from your phone, contact, etc. With this new event, people are running to other WhatsApp alternatives like Telegram and Signal Messenger.
But let’s be real, some people leaving WhatsApp won’t be able to stay long without the app. With all the WhatsApp Status and all — teens don’t care, they just want to post what’s happening today and forever come. Yes, you can continue using Signal or Telegram. But you can’t boast that everyone on your contact is using Telegram or Signal.
You just have to endure it. But do make sure you know what’s happening, and how your data is being used. Signal is good, open-source, and end-to-end. You can switch if you don’t like the data-sharing idea. And Telegram too, using the secret chat help you secure your messages.
It isn’t over
It’s not over yet, a byline from how we are going to be seeing WhatsApp’s few months/years from now. The company has put a hold on the new policy and begins clearing the idea that WhatsApp doesn’t see or read your messages.
The WhatsApp new terms aren’t going to work in all countries. India has ordered WhatsApp to stop the new policy. The rush isn’t over yet, WhatsApp isn’t going to be over any time soon, it here to stay, but the new WhatsApp policy change may have shot the company.
Now what’s happening
WhatsApp has stopped the new policy update and starts clearing users about it. They are saying WhatsApp messages will always be encrypted. And they’re now in our status to tell us about their new features and update.
With this move, they want to be directly connected with their users and address them in security and privacy matters. With new features and updates included.
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